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Potters Wax Museum

17 King St, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 USA

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$$$$
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Closed Now
Opens Tue 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Houses over 160 wax sculptures covering a wide range of real and fictitious figures.”

It houses over 160 wax sculptures (243 before 1986) covering a wide range of real and fictitious figures, including famous politicians, entertainers, horror characters, historical personalities, sports stars and other celebrities.George L. Potter established the collection in 1948 and the attraction is the first wax museum in the United States. As a child George Potter traveled the world with his family. One family trip lead to London where Potter visited Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. In his adulthood he made a small fortune in real estate and the rental market which afforded Potter to live out his dream of bringing the world in wax to America. After studying the market in St. Augustine a location at the corner of King Street and A1A (San Marcos Ave) was chosen. Gems London Wax Studio was contracted for the construction of the initial collection. For many years the museum was operated under the moniker "Potter's International Hall of Fame." Guided tours were performed by uniformed guides giving accounts of the lives of over 300 wax figures. Upon the death of George Potter in 1979, the museum was maintained by family until 1986. His family, not sharing his passion for wax works disassembled and sold of much of the museum and its collection. The former curator Dottie White purchased the core collection of about 150 figures and re-opened the museum at its King Street location in 1987. Over the course of the next 2 decade the museum underwent several make overs and renovations.

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Reviewed by
Trident5326

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 29, 2016

90% of the collection is historical figures with a small room dedicated to modern day celebrities but a pretty well done wax museum and interesting to see some of history's characters in the flesh(wax)

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joleneduck

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
February 16, 2015
Rated 5.0

My husband and I really enjoyed the wax museum. It ranges from historical characters to movie characters (horror, starwars, etc.). We took alot of pictures and had fun.

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Potters Wax Museum

17 King St
St. Augustine, Florida
32084 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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